Raising America's Pay

Teachers earn less than other similar non-teacher college-educated workers. Growing pay differentials will make it more difficult to recruit and retain the best and the brightest into the profession. Read the snapshot

Webcast: Sherrilyn Ifill, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and Richard Rothstein, EPI, discuss how a century of purposeful federal, state, and local policy to segregate the St. Louis metropolitan area by race was at the root of the events in Ferguson.  Watch


Experience has shown that free trade deals have resulted in massive job losses for American workers. Fast track trade legislation will speed the ratification of more job-destroying trade deals. Read the snapshot

Raising America’s Pay is a new EPI initiative to make wage growth an urgent national policy priority. Generating broad-based wage growth is the central economic challenge of our time—essential to addressing income inequality and boosting living standards. View the research


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